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The U.S. will sign up for the European Union (EU) in individually sanctioning Russian President Vladimir Putin about the invasion of Ukraine, White Dwelling push secretary Jen Psaki verified on Friday.
“In alignment with the choice by our European allies, the United States will be part of them in sanctioning President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov,” Psaki said.
The announcement arrived a working day after President Biden stopped quick of concentrating on Putin in the sanctions he declared on Thursday.
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Psaki was pressed by reporters on if the president created the choice to individually sanction Putin just after a push meeting where he dodged a number of thoughts on the subject.
She responded that the individual sanctions on Putin have “been on the desk for some time” but verified the remaining choice to do so was designed “around the past 24 hrs.”
The sanctions also include things like a vacation ban on Russia, but it is unclear if the ban would lengthen to Putin himself.
Psaki’s announcement will come as Russian forces bombard the Ukrainian cash city of Kyiv in an attempted decapitating strike. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have condemned the attack on the sovereign nation.
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“What we are observing is that Russia, beneath Putin’s leadership, has invaded a validly elected democracy, an unbiased nation, violating intercontinental law,” Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, told WHD News on Friday. “It’s a menace to Europe and a risk to our NATO allies and therefore to the United States.”
Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday soon after amassing troops on the nation’s border for months and attained the capital following a single working day of battling.
WHD News Digital’s Jon Michael Raasch contributed reporting.